Black mascara-turned-war paint regularly adorned the faces of the women I grew up with in the church of my early years (not to be confused with the church of my teen years where women did not wear makeup, and cried a lot less too). At services, at potlucks, baby and wedding showers, Bible studies and prayer meetings, the tears would flow. So many women, so many tears, so much smeared mascara.
People who cried freely and publicly were fascinating to me...MORE
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Now posted at Women's Space: "Given to Tears" by Jennifer Wildflower